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  • From Junk Bonds to Junk Schools: Cyber Schools Fleece Taxpayers for Phantom Students and Failing Grades   4 years 6 weeks ago

    I have my child's best interest at heart and we learn together with the online school. It causes great discussions at length about many different topics. I KNOW she is learning.

  • From Junk Bonds to Junk Schools: Cyber Schools Fleece Taxpayers for Phantom Students and Failing Grades   4 years 6 weeks ago

    Our kids use the k12 curriculum as part of the Hawaii Technology Academy, a state charter school. We have been quite pleased with it. The schoolwork is challenging and engaging, our kids are learning to take responsibility for their own education, and, as parents, we have a much more detailed understanding of what they are learning.

    Although online learning is far from perfect, it can be a fantastic opportunity for many students. Brick and Mortar schools are probably better for more children, but they also have a lot of work to do to better prepare them for their future.

  • From Junk Bonds to Junk Schools: Cyber Schools Fleece Taxpayers for Phantom Students and Failing Grades   4 years 6 weeks ago

    Surprising? NO. How could anyone think that any for-profit corporation could possibly be interested in anything other than MAKING PROFITS? People who think these cyber schools and charter schools are a great idea worry me. I know the public school system is in the toilet, and the federal gov't. is incompetent and cumbersome, but if you think a for-profit corp. has your child's best interest and education at heart more than the gov't., your delusional.

  • Wisconsin Democrats Say “Moderate Republicans” Particularly Susceptible to Recalls   4 years 6 weeks ago

    He also said the DPW desires to pore over the results from districts' recall efforts as they roll in: "We don't want people to let up the effort. These are grassroots efforts, so we don't get the numbers exactly when we hear from them."

  • Outsourcing America: Sodexo Food Service Contractor Siphons Cash from Kids and Soldiers while Dishing Up Subprime Food   4 years 6 weeks ago

    I'm so happy that people like Vincent come out to protect innocent multi-billion dollar corporations! Wow, I'm sure they're are glad to have you in their court.

    Remember when ordinary people would defend the less powerful and not the more powerful.

    Sad.

  • Consumers Allege Perdue's "Humane" Poultry Labels Are "False and Deceptive"   4 years 6 weeks ago

    I have to go through hoops and spend more money and time then I like to find Kosher Chicken. A congregation member of my Orthodox Synagogue, told me that chickens don't have to be raised any special way, treated any special way, as long as the slaughtering is done by Kosher law which is supposed to be quick and humane. This involves Kosher , and Rabbinic supervision, before any meat product is considered Kosher and OK for a religious Jew to consume. PETA, burned me up by attacking Beef,Lamb,or other read meat sources deemed fit to be Kosher. The methods include a quick slaughter and the meat is processed afterward to remove excess blood. Since Kosher meat is expensive and not provided in nearby markets, I don't buy large quantities. I often opt for chicken instead of Red Meat. I also am more of a vegetarian most of the week, but not a vegan. I have had a recent health problem that caused a serious enough depletion of Iron, and an off blood count reading, that I was advised to see a hematologist. Iron supplements can make my stomach rebel. I do like and prepare beets, dark greens and other vegetable forms that can help. I do probably need to add at least liver to my diet occasionally and may be other Red Meat. I don't think it's healthy to eat meat all the time, but I seem to need at least a certain amount of it.

  • Consumers Allege Perdue's "Humane" Poultry Labels Are "False and Deceptive"   4 years 6 weeks ago

    Kosher slaughter, I always thought was humane by design. Quick slaughter with as little suffering to the animal as possible. I heard from another congregant at my Orthodox Synagogue, that it doesn't matter how any chicken is raised, as long as the slaughter is supervised and Rabbinical. I don't eat meat frequently. Possibly a weekly basis, but since health problems are showing my Iron is severely depleted, my consumption and enjoyment of beet products, broccoli, dark leafy greens and spinach is not enough. Once you eat meat, no dairy is consumed for several hours. I am not a vegan. I have resorted to buying and eating some Kosher chopped liver. I prefer chicken. Places that sell Kosher meat are not near by me and I don't drive. PETA has me burned up, because they have attacked in the media, Kosher butchers of Beef, Lamb, etc. This is also supervised to be humane as well as according to Jewish Law. Is PETA anti semetic or are they really concerned for animal rights. People need to be healthy and their freedom to practice their religion, I thought was part of our constitution.

  • Consumers Allege Perdue's "Humane" Poultry Labels Are "False and Deceptive"   4 years 6 weeks ago

    I try to keep Kosher and only buy Kosher meat. Without a car and few places near me selling it, I have a problem keeping a supply of Kosher Chicken. The supervised process of slaughtering and Koshering Chickens is supposed to be Humane and quick. I recently learned from my Orthodox congregation members, that any chicken, raised in any fashion, including Perdue, can be Kosher. As long as the slaughter is supervised by Rabbinical supervision and the Chicken is processed a certain way, to drain the blood. I am tired of worrying over PETA attacking Jewish Butchers, that follow there law, in butchering and processing cows, sheep, lamb, etc. This is supposed to be done in a humane fashion also. I usually opt for chicken when I prepare meat for myself. Perdue advertises a good quality feed for their chickens, and a clean environment while they are alive. I guess anyone can mistreat livestock even before slaughter. Slaughtering methods, but conventional non Kosher Companies, have no policy regarding supervision of the slaughter of animals used for human consumption. Address these issues please. I need to eat some meat.

  • Wisconsin Attorney General Seeks to Vitiate Open Records Law to Protect ALEC’s National Treasurer   4 years 7 weeks ago

    It's name is ALEC and it is in the legislature.

  • Outsourcing America: Sodexo Food Service Contractor Siphons Cash from Kids and Soldiers while Dishing Up Subprime Food   4 years 7 weeks ago

    hmm, situation is really tough and the concerns are need to notice this issue and need to take some positive steps.

  • Breaking: New List of the Dark Money Shell Game Groups Connected to the Kochs   4 years 7 weeks ago

    With a last name like KOCH, what do you expect! They do live up to their last names...KOCH.

  • After Student Protests, Sallie Mae Becomes 50th Corporation to Dump ALEC   4 years 7 weeks ago

    So happy to hear students got Sallie Mae, the dictator of student loans, out of ALEC. A wondrous victory!

  • Insurers Blame Americans; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee Ducks Questions   4 years 7 weeks ago

    It is so convenient to present distortions under the name of "Anonymous". You know it is a lie or distortion when they use this cover. Be proud of your information - present evidence - and take ownership.

  • Wisconsin Citizens Speak Out about Raw Milk   4 years 7 weeks ago

    While there are some potential dangers consuming raw milk the choice should be up to the consumer. There should then be no recourse against the farmer if any negative health problem occurs. This should be legislated. Quit trying to overprotect consumers of everything and let them make their own choices. Many people do not like changes science has brought in this arena and health problems would not generally have the potential to pass from one person to another

  • Wisconsin Attorney General Seeks to Vitiate Open Records Law to Protect ALEC’s National Treasurer   4 years 7 weeks ago

    This issue will NOT receive an impartial evaluation in Wisconsin. It needs to be heard by a higher court. The Wisconsin AG is too much under the finger of our governor.

  • Outsourcing America: Sodexo Food Service Contractor Siphons Cash from Kids and Soldiers while Dishing Up Subprime Food   4 years 7 weeks ago

    Of course, this article is absolutely unbiased... This reputable company does absolutely nothing right according to CMD...
    Who is the joke here? Who doesn't do their job well here? I wonder...

  • Wisconsin Citizens Speak Out about Raw Milk   4 years 7 weeks ago

    Yep, it's safe and just about the healthiest thing you can eat or drink. Research it for yourself. It's state of the art science that proves it. We were wrong to start pasteurizing it - the process makes it out of balance, hard to digest and unhealthy. Denying calves access to raw milk from mother is cruel - so cruel it should be illegal.

  • CMD Launches OutsourcingAmericaExposed.org to "Expose the Private Companies Behind the Corporate Takeover of Public Services"   4 years 7 weeks ago

    ...the outsourcing company that vetted both Edward Snowden and Aaron Alexis for their security clearances.

    Now, I don't mind Snowden so much, but Alexis...

  • Wisconsin Attorney General Seeks to Vitiate Open Records Law to Protect ALEC’s National Treasurer   4 years 7 weeks ago

    I think that is what we are coming to. Another Syria. Our rights are washing down the drain.

  • Buzz off, Monsanto   4 years 7 weeks ago

    I AGREE
    ......

  • Breaking: New List of the Dark Money Shell Game Groups Connected to the Kochs   4 years 7 weeks ago

    Bereft of morality, the infamous Koch brothers need to be stopped in their tracks of un-American activities. My God, where is McCarthy when we truly need him? Their behavior is how dictatorships are formed. Do we want them in charge. ABSOLUTELY Not!! Talk about repression, these two are on the road to achieving such, in my lifetime. I'm 70 and hope I don't see it. We have to stop buying into the pipe dream that having money is everything, and start working to better the American public who are too often caught taking a nap when they should be awake and working desperately to turn things around at the ballot box. Vote any rep or senator out who fails to seek your best interests, both morally and fiscally.

  • Wisconsin Attorney General Seeks to Vitiate Open Records Law to Protect ALEC’s National Treasurer   4 years 7 weeks ago

    I think the US AG, Eric Holder, should investigate and eventually prosecute ALEC and its members for posing as legally elected lawmakers in the various states they exist. It's fraudulent behavior in my view. They should be prosecuted for making laws that no one can seem to get to to review before they are enacted by state legislators. There's no debate. That's the way conservatives think government should work. Is this not one of the major reasons people came to this country in the first place? They could not live in the deplorable conditions the rulers (kings, queens, dictators) pressed on them. Now it seems that many in conservative ranks want to return us to centuries old practices that only aid the wealthy!

  • Buzz off, Monsanto   4 years 7 weeks ago

    The importance of banning the neonics goes beyond American borders. Huge tracts of Africa have been bought up by Big Ag in America and China, among others, which no doubt will become the next toxic location on planet Earth. Hello! It's an issue of global concern and needs IMMEDIATE protection from becoming contaminated by poisons. Is that where we'll be importing all our (expensive) food from? Did somebody say Organic?"

  • U.S.-Funded War in El Salvador Casts Shadow over Romney/Ryan Campaign   4 years 7 weeks ago

    Hey moron if you knew anything other then the 'hate America' mind set you would know that we didn't do those things. For example, The Sandinistas in Nicaragua were raping and killing the Nicaraguan civilians and tried to blame it on the U.S. backed Contra Rebels and that FACT was proven AFTER John Kerry, (1985?),expressed his outrage in front of the U.S. Congress about the supposed atrocities that were being committed by the Contras. (imagine that....John Kerry ended up with his foot in his mouth, because it really was the Sandistas), It is important that you be reminded that the Soviets were backing the Sandinistas at the same time they were supporting the El Salvadoran rebels. Here are some more facts for you and maybe you'll see a pattern developing.
    When the Soviets invaded Poland during WWII the Polish people were shocked at the amount of rapes and killing of civilians by Soviet troops. Even the Polish communists who supported Joseph Stalin were shocked at what was going on and asked that he do something. Stalin's response.....look it up it will astound you.
    After WWII when the Soviets took over East Germany... same story as Poland.
    When the U.S. finally took Okinawa the civilians were told to commit mass suicides because they were told that the U.S. Army would rape, torture and murder them. (Propaganda). Many Okinawans did commit suicide and the ones that didn't were amazed at how well our military treated them and how civilized the members of our military really were. I'm really getting fed up with the left wing lunatic media organizations pushing the same America is bad' narrative and equally fed up with the left wing morons that are too stupid to pick up a book and read but rather depend on the left wing lunatic media to provide them with an education. To hell with the social networking,....Please pick up a book and frckn READ!

  • Outsourcing America: Sodexo Food Service Contractor Siphons Cash from Kids and Soldiers while Dishing Up Subprime Food   4 years 7 weeks ago

    The more you source out the more you will have social unrest in the future.